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Rush Creek Lodge at Yosemite
Published Date: Jan, 24, 2022 Travel Date: Jan, 1, 2022 Rating: 5
Best Family Hotel
This property has IT ALL. They offer family time at the spa from 8-11 AM which is one of the best features of the property. They have a massive pool, 2 huge hot tubs, an incredible recreation room that includes foosball, shuffleboard, a wrap-around tree house, tons of toys and games, and so much more. The staff plans activities and crafts each day for kids. When we were there we made binoculars for the craft and then we dissected an owl pellet in the afternoon. The gym has 2 pelotons, 2 treadmills, 2 ellipticals, and free weights. The food is absolutely delicious - I recommend trying all three meals. The villas are absolutely amazing too. We stayed with 2 adults and 2 kids in a 2 room villa with one king and 2 twin beds. The bathroom is in the middle, so we had no problem staying up after the kids went down. The in-room fireplace and massive balcony were plusses too!
- Value: 5
- Location: 5
- Service: 5
sparshstravels from: San Francisco, California
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Jan, 23, 2022 Travel Date: Jan, 1, 2022 Rating: 5
Great modern accommodation right outside Yosemite
We had an amazing stay at this beautiful lodge right outside the entrance of Yosemite. I’ve been to the park a number of times over the years, and in my view this is the nicest accommodation around the park. ~50 mins drive to Yosemite valley.
We really enjoyed the hot tub on a clear night while stargazing. The rooms were modern, clean and well equipped - just like they look in pictures. Great game room with lots of different options both for adults and families. The restaurant was also great. We are vegetarians and there were several good options to choose from.
They have 3 EV chargers at the property - 2 L2 chargers which were free during our stay (charge point account required which takes a few mins to make). They also have a single Charge Point DC fast charger which was $.40 per kWH.
Quick tip. We were able to get a rate at the hotel which was ~60% of what was available online, including that on their website. So perhaps calling the lodge might be worth it.
Will definitely be back here.
cosfdcnyc from: Brooklyn, New York
Published Date: Jan, 18, 2022 Travel Date: Jan, 1, 2022 Rating: 5
MLK weekend heaven
A last minute trip with a few other families landed us in Rush Creek over a long holiday weekend. I didn't do any planning but feel so lucky that we ended up in this spot. The property is well-organized, clean, modern and bright. The game room was an absolute delight for kids ranging in ages 5-11, and the lounge area was also a treat for the adults to hang out together while the kids played. We also really enjoyed the food. A few things that could be improved: better information about activities--the zipline is basically closed for the season, the activities at Badger Creek weren't as described, and the hot tub could use 10 more degrees. The best part of the trip was that almost every single staff member from the front desk to the restaurant to the room keeping to the bar was cheerful, kind, attentive and great at their jobs. That is a very very rare thing, especially given the craziness of the times. Kudos to all the staff...we will be back soon!
RooneyRoon from: McLean, Virginia
Published Date: Jan, 11, 2022 Travel Date: Oct, 1, 2021 Rating: 1
This was my 3rd stay at Rush Creek and sad to say there were just too many issues! I'm only highlighting the primary issues in this review. I was at the lodge with my family for 5 days in early Oct 2021. I looked forward to this trip. Unfortunately, I couldn't wait to leave as quickly as possible.
1. The beds in our Villa were atrocious. The main room king mattress needed to be replaced. My wife and I both had a terrible experience sleeping in that bed. We had severe back pain for the entire stay. Our family member in the other room also complained about the terrible bed. The cheapest hotels I have stayed at had better mattresses.
2. The onsite restaurant should be an amenity for visitors to look forward to. The price is definitely not justified for the food quality or service. Most of the food took too long to come out and when it did, it was cold even when the restaurant wasn't busy. Meals are overpriced as an example: $15 chicken nuggets for a kids meal (without a drink). Last meal we had, the host flung scrambled eggs off the table as we were being seated. We had to specifically request that he clean the table properly (during a pandemic). When you start spending $300 just for food a day at the restaurant you start considering the overall cost of your trip to Rush Creek. Make it all inclusive or figure something else out.
I know there's a lot of value and positives at Rush Creek and I have shared my fondness of the lodge with coworkers and friends. I felt the customer focus at Rush Creek was severely lacking this go around. The most cordial person I spoke to was Hannah from house keeping during my entire stay. She may be better at the front desk and would do much better to make clients feel welcomed at Rush Creek. Rush Creek is truly a gem and I am incredibly disappointed with how this stay turned out.
- Location: 5
- Cleanliness: 3
- Service: 2
VivianW411 from: Pleasanton, California
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Jan, 10, 2022 Travel Date: Dec, 1, 2021 Rating: 5
Ultimate Family Resort
Our recent stay at Rush Creek Lodge was pretty much close to perfect and it really is the ultimate family friendly resort. Our family of 4 stayed for a total of four nights in Dec right before the holidays and we had such a memorable time there that we are already looking forward to our next trip back!
To start their Covid protocol is up to standard in that there’s plenty of visible n sufficient amount of signage as well as hand sanitizing stations throughout the lodge. All of their staffs also stayed masked properly while indoors and we saw staffs regularly cleaning high touch point areas such as the elevators , main lodge / family rooms and restaurants.
Now onto the fun amenities - I cannot say enough how much they have for kids esp their indoor playroom / game room. The indoor playground alone sold my girls , not to mention the old school arcade games to tons of old school family fun board games available for guests to choose from. Or cozying up by the fireplace in the lodge and while enjoying a glass of wine. There’s also tons of daily activities for adults n kids alike such as Bingo / Trivia Night or daily offerings of arts n crafts, which my girls looked forward to during our stay. Of course we’d always end the night with their daily s’mores.
We also got to enjoy their spa services as a family during their spa family time in the mornings. It definitely made things logistically easier to enjoy spa treatment while my hub enjoyed some spa amenities with the girls.
Last but not least, our king size room was spacious and comfortable for our family of 4. The girls were able to have plenty of space sleeping on their pull out sofa bed . I also especially appreciate the step stool in the bathroom for my young girls to use by the sink so they don’t have to tippy toe or get help from mama and dada ever time they used the restroom. It’s these smaller details that makes all the difference.
We would definitely go back to RCL for any future visits to Yosemite.